Burayka

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Burayka
Burayka is located in Mandatory Palestine
Burayka
Burayka
Arabic
Also spelled Bureika[1]
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°33′29.05″N 34°58′39.40″E / 32.5580694°N 34.9776111°E / 32.5580694; 34.9776111Coordinates: 32°33′29.05″N 34°58′39.40″E / 32.5580694°N 34.9776111°E / 32.5580694; 34.9776111
Population 290 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation May 5, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Influence of nearby town's fall

Burayka was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 5, 1948. It was located 29 km south of Haifa.

A school, founded in 1889 during the Ottoman period, was located in the village, but was closed during the British Mandate period.

In 1945 the village had a population of 290.

Today, a civilian explosives factory is located on the site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p.xviii village #161. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  2. ^ "תעשיות חרושת חומרי נפץ - היסטוריה" [Explosives industries - History]. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 

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